Food & Drink

  • Catching the Sugarmaking ‘Bug’ in Vermont
    Catching the Sugarmaking ‘Bug’ in Vermont

    Kenn Hastings knows all about catching the “sugar bug.” A sugarmaker at Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall, Hastings starting sugaring for a living 30 years ago.“There’s a love and passion that goes into being a sugarmaker,” says Hastings, 57. [caption id="attachment_5226" align="alignright" width="167"] Filmmaker Will...

  • A Literary Agent Finds Cheese-Making Success at Consider Bardwell Farm
    A Literary Agent Finds Cheese-Making Success at Consider Bardwell Farm

    Becoming a cheese farmer was the furthest thing from Angela Miller’s mind when she purchased 300 acres in West Pawlet in 2001. While searching for a second home in the Green Mountains, the New York literary agent and her husband, Russell “Rust” Glover, fell in love...

  • 6 Vermont Restaurants to Try This Year
    6 Vermont Restaurants to Try This Year

    Looking for new restaurants in the New Year? Here are six Vermont restaurants to try this year. Whether you prefer fine dining or old fashioned diners, you can’t go wrong with these six restaurant picks. (Special thanks to Vermont food writer Melissa Pasanen for her...

  • Visiting Montpelier: A Capital City with Local Flavor
    Visiting Montpelier: A Capital City with Local Flavor

    If you're planning on visiting Montpelier and haven’t already heard, it's is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. This little tidbit has long been a popular piece of trivia about Vermont’s capital city. At one point, I think it was even a question on Jeopardy. When...

  • Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield
    Sugaring a Family Affair at Branon Maple Orchards in Fairfield

    On a thousand acres in Fairfield stand more than 68,000 maple trees tapped for sugaring season. The trees are part of Branon Family Maple Orchards, located in the heart of sugaring country in Franklin County, not far from the Canadian border. The Branons have been involved in...

  • The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider, and Lake Monsters
    The Heart of Burlington: Sunsets, Cider, and Lake Monsters

    Photo courtesy of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Updated April 6, 2018 Want to explore Burlington Vermont? Good, because Burlington is on a roll these days. The city continues to win awards and accolades for being one of the best places to live in the country....

  • The Magic of Bread and Butter Farm
    The Magic of Bread and Butter Farm

    Bread and Butter Farm is the place to be on Friday nights. The 143-acre farm in Shelburne hosts the wildly popular Burger Night from May to September, drawing between 400-700 people each week. Burger Night includes live music, grass-fed beef, fresh bread and veggies all made...

  • A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Taylor Farm Cheese
    A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Taylor Farm Cheese

    The green and rusted 1947 Chevy 1 Ton Truck that Jon Wright purchased a dozen years ago sits on the side of Route 11 in Londonderry as an advertisement for Taylor Farm cheese. The truck is something of a Vermont roadside attraction, where people stop to...

  • A Late Vermont Maple Season Can Still Be Great
    A Late Vermont Maple Season Can Still Be Great

    When Vermont maple season arrives, I'm always drawn to the sugar houses of rural Addison County. We recently visited Bread Loaf View Farm in Cornwall, which was open to the public for the annual Maple Open House Weekend. The farm is a 30-acre maple sugar...

  • A Love for Local Food and Farms at Juniper
    A Love for Local Food and Farms at Juniper

    When Juniper Restaurant burst onto the Burlington food scene in 2013, it quickly became one of the most popular places to dine in the city.  With a menu featuring everything from goat cheese gnocchi and venison chili to smoked trout cake and roasted quail, Juniper...